Its the memories....

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It is the Memories ...
Tomorrow he goes on to another stage.
He is 90 plus and feeling his age.
Sickness has taken its toll  on him
After years of survival, his body has given in.
But he has a daughter who is constant and true,
Who is always there to see him through.
Her devotion her love is all he needs
At this time when life recedes.
Two days on he slips into eternal sleep
As those who knew him weep.
Sad to see him go, but now at peace 
As he slips away in sweet release.
His pain and discomfort now deceased.                                        
We all  will at sometime be in this situation. 
Old age, dependency, justification.
Against all odds we stumble along,
Believing that this is where we belong.
Being healthy wealthy and wise
Is looked on as such a prize.
This is good, but we can’t unpack
Its the way it is,there is no going back.
Life doesn’t last forever.
It’s the memories 
That do. 
Val Cook    February 2012


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Harry O'Neill

Fri 2nd Mar 2012 00:08

I like the way your single line on it`s own

`His pain and discomfort now deceased`

separates the account of an individuals beloved death from the lesson we should all learn from it.

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Val Cook

Thu 1st Mar 2012 07:16

M.C. Thanks for that, I agree it did need something extra on that line.

John not to happy with audio,one day maybe.

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John Coopey

Wed 29th Feb 2012 21:32

Hello Val. You should set this to audio.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:09

Food for thought about ageing and its place in our lives. I would make one small change for rhythm and emphasis but this is purely personal - from a songwriter's POV. e.g.
"This is good, but we can't unpack,
We're all heading home...there's no going back".
By the way, I like "but we can't unpack" in this context. Neat!

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